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CM’s ‘blue-eyed boys’ working in revenue board: PTI leader

KARACHI   –  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Karachi President Khurrum Sher Zaman on Thursday alleged that Sindh Chief Minister had posted his favourite officers in Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) and many employees were working under Own Pay Scale (OPS) in the board. 

He stated this while talking to media persons after holding a meeting with SRB Chairman Khalid Mahmood at his office here along with PTI MPAs.

Khurrum alleged that many people were working under OPS in violation of court orders. He said that some employees were posted on deputation in SRB and some others were 78-year-old receiving pensions and salaries.

He said that the board had received Rs5 billion from the World Bank. The board’s chairman did not respond to their question on loan, he alleged.

Partly cloudy with chances of rain-thunderstorm likely to persist

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Thursday forecast partly cloudy to cloudy weather with chances of rain-thunderstorm in the metropolis over the next 24 hours. 

The minimum and maximum temperatures were expected to remain from 28 to 30 degree centigrade and 35 to 37 degree centigrade, respectively with 70 to 80 percent humidity, in Karachi over the next 24 hours. 

Thunderstorm/rain were likely to occur at isolated places in Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Sukkur, Sh Banazirabad & Larkana divisions, while hot and humid condition with chances of Thunderstorm/rain in Karachi division.

Rain, wind with thunder-storm with isolated moderate to heavy falls at times were likely to occur in all districts of lower Sindh till July 16 and Central & Upper Sindh till July 17 due to the Monsoon currents which continue to penetrate in Sindh. The persistent rain/showers might create water logging in low lying areas of Karachi, Hyderabad, Badin, Thatta, Sukkur, Larkana, Dadu and Shaheed Banazirabad districts during the period.

Light to moderate rain has occurred at number of places in southern/central districts of Sindh in the past 24 hours, while the amount of rainfall recorded at Gulshan-e-Hadeed 12.0mm, Landhi 9.0mm, Jinnah Terminal 3.8mm, Shahrah-e-Faisal 2.1mm, Masroor & University road 2.0mm each, Airport old area & Saddi Town 1.2mm (each), North Karachi, Nazimabad and Kemari Trace.

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